McGeechan FarmSupplies white ribbon
MCGEECHAN FarmSupplies are once again white ribbon sponsors of the AP&H societies annualCrookwell Show through the cattle section.
“We are pleasedto support the AP&H Societies annual show, it is the main event of the yearhere in Crookwell,” said John McGeechan of McGeechan Farm Supplies.
“We havesupported the show through sponsorship for the past thirty years,” said John.
Show goers forthis coming weekend are in for a real treat with the weather.
“The weather manowes us this one,” said secretary Paul Anderson.
Saturday – Mostlysunny, warm, dry. Min 17 – Max 32.
Sunday – Mostlysunny, warm. Min 15 – Max 26.
The poultrysection is shaping up to be one of the best ever with over 150 entries so farand looking to be close to 170 entries.
At least half ourentries will go onto the Sydney Royal Easter Show, the Crookwell poultrysection is the same as the cattle and sheep sections being a lead up show tothe Royal,” commented chief steward Kim George.
“The juniorpoultry section is on Sunday, it is getting better and better each show.
“The juniors lovebringing their fowls in, they receive good encouragement and advice fromestablished breeders.
“I started off bybreeding my own chooks by using an incubator in our high school agricultureclasses, it was great fun. From there as a 15 year old, I went into pure breedingand won at Crookwell Show in 1973.
“It was my firstshow, I still have my ribbon and card,” said Kim.
The AP&Htrotting sub-committee will conduct a fundraiser during the coming weekendshow.
There will be aload of wood as first prize, second prize 20 litres chain and bar oil and thirdprize 20 litres chain and bar oil.
“We are verygrateful to Caltex Energy for their sponsorship of the two drums of oil, it alladds up as a well worthwhile fundraiser,” said secretary Paul Anderson.
Australian BlueRibbon Cookbook
Crookwell Showwill feature in the upcoming Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook by Liz Harfull ofCrafters, South Australia.
Our photographiccopies of the early days of the show society will be a centre point as will ourcooking steward, Reta Beattie.
We are very luckyto have a copy of ‘Turning The First Sod’ of the showgrounds which was on‘Stephenson’s paddock’ where the high school is today.
The photo, 1877,was provided by the late Joe Searle whose dad Bill Searle took the picture.
This photo willfeature in the book, it is the only of its type in known existence.
Footnote: If youdo have a historic photo of the Crookwell Show, please call the CrookwellGazette.
Kim George hasbeen invited to judge the Langshanes section of the Sydney Royal Easter Show’spoultry section.
“I have judged inSydney before, it is a wonderful honour to be invited again,” Kim said.
Kim haspreviously judged at the Royal Shows of Sydney (four), Melbourne, Adelaide,Perth and Brisbane (one each).
Bus it to theshow
The AP&H hasarranged a bus service to operate over the coming weekend, Saturday and Sundayfor the Crookwell Show.
The service willbe provided by Kip and Wendy Skelly using their 13-seat mini bus.
The service willoperate on an hourly basis commencing at 9.00am all day whilst demand exists.
Operates hourlyfrom Spring Street – bus shelter.
* Pick up hourlyfrom Todkil Park.
* Drop off andreturn from East Street showground gates.
* Disabled persondrop off inside Goulburn Road gates (if disabled persons require home pickupplease phone the show secretary on 48321140 to organise.
* All pick up anddrop offs require a gold coin donation.
Yellow ribbonsponsors of Crookwell Show
YELLOW ribbonsponsors of the 2013 show have been coming on board with the AP&H society.
“Our yellowribbon sponsors are an important part of the societies sponsorship program, weappreciate their support,” secretary Paul Anderson commented.
To this point theyellow ribbon sponsors are:
Divall’sEarthmoving and Bulk Haulage – Horse Section
Davies Newsagency– Photography
Australian WoolNetwork Pty Ltd – Flock Ewe Competition
Brian Doyle StoneMasons – Rose and Flower Sections
Tony and NatalieHewitt – Trotting
Crookwell Sport& Toy – Trotting
Roger and GlendaMcIntosh – Cattle
Paul and HenryAnderson – Trotting
Linden Stud –Welsh Pony Section Horses
Monbeef Pty Ltd –Cattle Section
MPC Kanga Hire –Wood Chop
Caltex Energy –Wood Chop
Anthony O’BrienPlumbing – Wood Chop
“We now haveViewfield Herefords as sponsors of the Young Farmer Challenge.
“ViewfieldHerefords will be supplying the Crookwell Young Farmer Challenge representativeshirts,” said Paul.
If you’re intovolunteering then the Show Society needs your help.
“We are always alittle short on staff in the show office so if you’re keen to assist even for acouple of hours, we would love to hear from you.” said show secretary PaulAnderson. Phone for information 0417 985 686.
The children’spet competition has been cancelled for the 2013 Crookwell Show.
The cancellationis due to work commitments of the Crookwell Veterinary Hospital staff over thecoming weekend.
Horse Ring judges
Ring 1; SeniorRiders – Sarah Wadswort
Ring 2;Intermediate Riders – Jan Denny
Ring 3; JuniorRiding Classes – Harriet Wadsworth
Rind 4; Breeds -Johanne Perry
Ring 5; HeavyHorses – Tony Riley
Ring 6; ShetlandPonies/Light Harness – Leicester Dewsbury
Ring1;Australian Stock Horse – Johanne Perry
Ring 2; LocalRiders and Mounts – Harriet Wadsworth
Ring 3; Breeds -Sarah Wadsworth
Ring 4; CrookwellHotel/Motel Sporting Events – Robbie Hewitt
James Fraser, Mick Carlon, and Gerin Price
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